Planting trees can add beauty and value to your home. Here are some tips on choosing the best trees for your area.
Consider unique characteristics when choosing the best trees for your yard. For example, crape myrtles can liven up a yard with bright blooms that last up to four months. Sweet gum trees have pretty star-shaped leaves.
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River birch trees have unique exfoliating bark.
Ginkgo trees offer brilliant fall colors and can grow up to 3 feet per year.
Magnolia trees have large, aromatic blossoms.
This ‘Eureka’ weeping cherry displays just one of the lovely shapes and shades of flowering tree varieties.
White dogwood blossoms will decorate your yard, and the berries will attract birds, such as the American Goldfinch.
While the Japanese maple isn’t a fast grower, you can’t beat its showy color and shape.
Choose trees in part for their physical characteristics, such as standout hue of this vibrant, flowering crab tree.
Hawthorns are a nice option for medium-sized trees.
Silver bell trees are a nice option for medium-sized trees.